Community Announcements / Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates November 9th

November 9th, 2020

NOVEMBER 9th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

New York announced a new protocol allowing out-of-state travelers to "test out" of the State's mandatory 14-day quarantine. Starting Wednesday, November 4th, travelers must be tested within three days prior to landing in New York, quarantine for at least three days upon arrival, and get tested on the fourth day of arrival.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates October 30th

October 30th, 2020

OCTOBER 30th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

To help New Yorkers make informed decisions on Halloween activities, the NYS Department of Health published Halloween guidance, with recommended activities and Do's and Don'ts for a safe Halloween. We advise New Yorkers to refrain from traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed out at the door and where it would be difficult to maintain social distance.

PSA: How to Complete Your Absentee Ballot

October 27th, 2020

PSA: How to Complete Your Absentee Ballot

From the CB8M Voting Reform Task Force

Everything Upper East Siders need to know about filling in your Absentee Ballot while voting in Election 2020.

 

Two small corrections: Vote for 4 Candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court – 1st Judicial District and 3 Candidates for Judge of the Civil Court – County – New York.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates October 26th

October 26th, 2020

OCTOBER 26th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
Governor Cuomo provides a draft plan for a vaccine. The State has announced a draft Vaccine Administration Program, which will serve as an initial framework for the distribution of a vaccine. The three principles of safety, efficacy and equity are paramount.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates October 19th

October 19th, 2020

OCTOBER 19th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The plastic bag ban, and 5 cent fee on paper bags, was supposed to go into effect on March 1, 2020 but implementation was delayed due to legal challenges to the law. Implementation of the law is starting today, October 19, 2020. To avoid the 5 cent fees, use your own bags.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates October 9th

October 9th, 2020

OCTOBER 9th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

New York State is taking determined action to head off the spread of COVID-19 through and from the hot spots in areas in and around New York City. Governor Cuomo outlined a plan, categorizing areas in, adjacent to, and outlying the hotspots as red, orange and yellow and has devised a chart outlining the specific actions to be taken.

MEND NYC

October 5th, 2020

MEND NYC is a new program, launched by the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and the Office of Nightlife, to mediate quality-of-life disputes between NYC residents and hospitality venues. If you are a New York City resident experiencing a chronic or urgent quality-of-life issue that you believe is related to a neighboring hospitality business, like a bar or restaurant, then MEND NYC may be a solution for you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates October 5th

October 5th, 2020

OCTOBER 5th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The Governor announced the State's Tenant Safe Harbor Act will be expanded until January 1, 2021 to protect additional residential tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates September 28th

September 28th, 2020

SEPTEMBER 28th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

On Wednesday, September 30th, restaurants in New York City can reopen for indoor dining starting at 25 percent. All restaurants that choose to reopen must adhere to strict safety protocols, including increased ventilation and air filtration standards, temperature checks and face coverings when not seated, among other safety protocols.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates September 18th

September 18th, 2020

SEPTEMBER 18th RESOURCES AND UPDATES:
 

The deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended through December 31, 2020. New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, or by connecting with a free enrollment assister.